Barack Obama was in South Africa on July 17, beginning his speech to its leftist president, Cyril Ramaphosa, by praising him for “inspiring new hope in this great country.”

Mr. Obama did this, said Fox News host Tucker Carlson, while knowing President Ramaphosa is about to confiscate land in South Africa based entirely on the race of its owners.

Earlier this year, Ramaphosa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) Party overwhelmingly approved changing the country’s constitution to allow the expropriation – without compensation – of white-owned farmland.

Many white farmers have been murdered by marauding gangs. White farmers whose Dutch and French Protestant ancestors have grown crops there since the 1600s have begun fleeing to Australia and Russia.

The racist nature of this property confiscation is clear. The law to ethnically cleanse South Africa of white property owners was authored by ANC ally Julius Malema of the radical Marxist Economic Freedom Fighters party.

“We are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now,” Malema declared. “Go after the White Man. We are cutting the throat of whiteness.”

“The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate redistribution of land to black South Africans,” says President Cyril Ramaphosa, praised by Mr. Obama for “inspiring new hope in this great country.”

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Western nations successfully waged a boycott and embargo to end apartheid racial discrimination in white-ruled South Africa decades ago. They thus carried out what could be interpreted as acts of war, despite the white apartheid government possessing up to six nuclear weapons.

But now we have Apartheid 2.0 in South Africa, where a racist government is about to confiscate all white-owned land. Will new boycotts and embargoes be imposed to deter and punish this far-left black government to protect racial equality and human rights?

(Since apartheid’s race I.D. cards vanished with its overthrow, how can the “Apartheid 2.0” government even know which farmers are “white?” Would Barack Obama, with a black Kenyan father and white mother, see his property expropriated in South Africa?)

A similar confiscation of white farms was launched in 1999-2000 by Robert Mugabe, the Marxist leader of Zimbabwe, formerly known as Southern Rhodesia (named for British imperialist Cecil Rhodes).

Those white-developed farms had made Zimbabwe the prosperous bread basket of central east Africa. But while promising the land to black farmers, Mugabe instead gave the richest farms to his wife and political cronies.

Food production in Zimbabwe plummeted. Soon the land that had fed a continent yielded so little that the nation became dependent on free food from the United Nations, much of it donated by U.S. taxpayers.

Mugabe turned to government printing presses to conjure money out of thin air, and soaring hyperinflation soon made the Zimbabwean dollar worthless. This had the effect of sucking the value out of the savings of the thrifty in order to enrich the government – yet another form of expropriation.

Zimbabwe eagerly accepted a railroad system and other development from China, trading in its last vestiges of British colonialism to become a Chinese Communist debt colony.

Ramaphosa’s land grab could produce similar dire results in South Africa, which might soon become like resource-rich, politically impoverished Marxist Venezuela.

The globalist left also uses such polarizing divide-and-conquer racism in American politics. New York City, for example, has just renamed a Brooklyn street to honor Jean-Jacques Dessalines, emperor of Haiti after its 1804 independence from France.

Dessalines, notes historian Thomas Lifson, “ordered the murder of virtually every white man, followed soon afterward by all white women and children, in the new nation. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people were butchered in a few months.”

The New York City Council took time off from removing Confederate statues and names to create a new monument to this genocidal racist mass murderer.

The “future of the Democratic Party,” socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, just attended a political event with anti-Israel radical Muslim Linda Sarsour, joining the left’s endemic anti-Semitism.

The New York Times is standing by its new editorial committee employee Sarah Jeong, despite publication of her anti-white racist tweets. Jeong in them boasts of “how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men,” compares white people to dogs, writes her hashtag as “#CancelWhitePeople,” and says of white people: “You’ll all go extinct soon. This was my plan all along.”

Would America’s “Newspaper of Record” hire a white person who evinced such hatred against another race? This is the color of American leftist politics in 2018.

Lowell Ponte is a former Reader’s Digest Roving Editor. His latest book co-authored with Craig R. Smith, “Money, Morality & the Machine,” reveals how bad money drives good morals out of society and how you can protect your family from the future of “Star Trekonomics.” For a free, postpaid copy, call toll-free 800-630-1492.

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